Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
-on luggage. this 24-year-old from colombia has been certified by guinness book of world records as the world's shortest living man. he is 27 inches tall. his mom says he stopped growing at the age of 2. the new record holder loves to dance reggae, wants to drive a car and wants to see the world someday. g is my favorite thing. but we lost today. ♪ no, we didn't. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh layers of brownie and caramel, dipped in chocolate ready to eat sweet moments new from pillsbury. in the refrigerated section >>> happy labor day. the redskins look ahead though season opener against the cowboys. they went 0-6 in the division last year and will be tested early on. practicing today portis and full back mike sellers but the big news mcnabb worked out after sitting out the last two weeks with a sprained ankle. he took snaps with the starters and showed no sign his ankle was bothering him in i talked to donovan and we joked an about it and he said how would anyone think i'm in the going to play the cowboys on a sunday night game.
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to break the hokey pokey world record. officials from the guinness book were there to count participants. more than 7,000 people hope to dance their way to victory. more than enough to beat the old record which was set in toronto back in 2003. almost 4500. >> do you need a world record for everything? i don't know. >> you can't hokey pokey. i bet you can't hand dance. >> i can play football. >> get out of here. every weekend. >> something about football. let's talk about redskins. you will like that. redskins fans this time next sunday you will be celebrating an open daig win or throwing away those season tickets in disgust. either way the games will count. good news to start the week. mike shanahan optimistic about donovan mcnabb's availability on his weekly tv show. he said his quarterback is moving in the right direction and we shall see him fully practicing soon. mcnabb injured his ankle against the ravens and hasn't played since. in about five minutes. we will break down what we saw in the pre-season and what it means moving forward. we will look at the cowboys because it's dallas w
Sep 6, 2010 3:05am PDT
cowboys and a few cowgirls now hold the guinness record for the largest number of people lassoing at the same time. 69 churros twirled the ropes simultaneously for nearly three minutes in the city of guadalajara. >> nice roll of the rs there. >> you like that? >> they far surpassed the previous record of 23 which was set last year by texas. good ole cowboys. >> none of them look that happy to be breaking the record. it was almost like work. >> they were tired, what do you expect? nice job. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. >>> next saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. it's a somber week for many, but it is also a week rife with debate. >> at the heart of that debate the proposed islamic community center near ground zero. as dan harris reports, it could be a very long week. >> there is only one truth, it's in this book. if it's not in this book it's not true. >> reporter: pastor bill keller, a notoriously anti-islamic televangelist who earned his theology degree while serving time for insider trading, held a small service at a hotel nea
Sep 6, 2010 2:05am EDT
the guinness book of world records that this is indeed the world's largest potato. >> he said the secret was the right seed. you've got to have the right seed to morph into the proper -- >> you're clever. i'm sure. wild stuff, though, yes. >> here's a disturbing picture. and a disturbing story. >> where we left off last week with the smoking kid. >> right. i'm saying, this is a dog who apparently now smokes a pack a day. >> puppy. >> it's a little puppy dog. the owner said at first the dog did not like the smell. shocking, he didn't like the smell of smoke being blown into his face. apparently he got accustomed to it. >> that's how he got him accustomed to it, blowing smoke in his face to this little puppy in china. >> the people around him in that neighborhood say he's a bad pet owner. i would say so. they need to take this little guy away from the owner. >> the smoking 2-year-old was up to 40 cigarettes a day. i got a lot of buzz on our website. now the puppies are smoking. what's going on in the world? this story cracks us both up here. this is a woman in korea. she's been trying for
Sep 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
to guinness, the folks who write the records, a shade over 27 inches high, weighs 22 pounds, hasn't grown since he was two years young. lives in the country of colombia and doctors don't have reason as to why his growth is so stunted but he is officially according to guinness the shortest man on the plan the. -- planet. we are going to run, you guys have a great labor day, get out there with family an friends, have a picnic, enjoy all the great stuff here. we have great weather. juliet: we do! bill: labor away! try not to labor today. we'll catch you tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now
Sep 6, 2010 11:00am EDT
the world's shortest man. the guinness book of world records just certified that 24-year-old edward nino hernandez has that title. he lives in colombia and stands less than 2 1/2 feet tall. hernandez's mother says he stopped growing at age two. she doesn't know why. nobody does. and yes, he has a girlfriend, she's nearly 5 feet tall, but hernandez may not hold the record much longer. another contender for the title turns 18 in october. you got to be 18 to qualify. jamie: the gulf coast is bracing for some more nasty weather. tropical storm hermine is making its way toward land, sparking hurricane watches already in at least one state. we're going to have a live update from the fox extreme weather center. that's coming up for you next. >>> and new video of a daring rescue. check out this video. sheriff's deputies pull a man out of that burning car. we're going to tell you how the man is doing. wow! just ahead. jaime new next hour, he's facing trial for the murder of one young woman and he's the prime suspect in the disappearance of natalee holloway. what your -- what joran van der sloot i
Sep 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
pokes in mexico set a guinness world record over the weekend for the most people lassoing at the same time. men, women and children twirld their ropes for nearly three minutes to beat last year's record of only 23 people. set in texas, the event was part of an annual festival in guadalajara. >> that takes some talent. let's get a >>> good morning. fresh and cool start for this labor day here around the washington region. we have temperatures in the suburbs just near 60. mid-60s in washington and right near the bay. but elsewhere, it's in the 50s throughout much of maryland and virginia. west virginia, still many locations in the 40s. highs, though, should climb into the low and mid-80s throughout much of the region. cooler in the mountains. lots of sun with low humidity today. sunny tomorrow, not too humid, but a little bit hotter. and a little bit hotter as well on wednesday. >>> natalie, back to you. >> all right, thank you, stephanie. they've been here since 4:00 this morning. thanks, guys. good job, girls. still to come, we're going to visit how pets are not just tolerated, they'r
Sep 6, 2010 7:00am PDT
set a guinness world record over the weekend for the most people lassoing at the same time. men, women and children twirld their ropes for nearly three minutes to beat last year's record of only 23 people. set in texas, the event was part of an annual festival in guadalajara. >> that takes some talent. let's get a check of the weather right now from stephanie abrams who is in for al. hey, steph. >> i know i-carly is a big deal but also this cold weather is a big deal, too. are you ready for it? >> i so need a couple more days of it. >> a couple more days of heat before we get into the colder temperatures. >> 45 degrees this morning and i'm ready for 80s. >> forget about it. let's have a look at our forecast in our pick city. i'm going to take you into michigan, bay city, michigan. 77 degrees with a few scattered showers. otherwise look at the cool air from montana, wyoming, but still hot deep into the south. >>> and here's a live look at san francisco and the bay bridge. and take a look out there, folks. there aren't any clouds because we have clear skies today pretty much everywhere.